Going to a concert is the only way to listen to music in public without having to put your mouth around a discman to catch its sound vibrations. Enjoy easier listening with this GrouponLive deal to see Rusko and Z-Trip at Aragon Ballroom. For $25, you get one general-admission ticket on Friday, October 26, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $43.51 value, including fees). Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Dubstep, a form of electronic dance music known for its syncopated rhythm and heavy drum and bass, once lurked in the underground music scene of South London. But thanks to DJs such as Rusko, the genre has since found its footing in mainstream culture. The British musician and producer fills listeners’ ears with thumping, yet darkened remixes of Adele and Lady Gaga tunes as well as his own productions in the form of “Somebody to Love” and the aptly titled “Songs,” inciting concertgoers to dance unabashedly with the nearest amp. Phoenix-born DJ and producer Z-Trip also throws his record-shaped hat in the ring during Friday’s dynamic shindig. Honing his sound during stints opening for the Rolling Stones, headlining the Coachella Music Festival, and touring with LL Cool J, Z-Trip lays down his signature set of mashups, where he takes samples from two or more songs and blends them together.
Its neon sign visible from the Red Line "L" tracks, Aragon Ballroom beckons concertgoers to historical confines that take their design aesthetic from Spanish palace courtyards. The two-storied venue houses a gargantuan dance floor under a wrap-around balcony where visitors can retreat to get an elevated view of the stage or a better vantage point to spot a singer’s lost contact.